Jaspar the day I went to pick him out. Three and a half weeks!


Unkind friends wondered if I was sure I hadn't bought a hamster:


But no, he was definitely a puppy:


Leo made a very brief appearance -- little did I know that 10 months later he'd come be my second dog! At the time the breeder was keeping him and brought him in so I could see an 8 week old puppy. He never stopped moving and ran right off the frame when I tried to take this shot. Note the puppy box in the background with all the babies... that's Jaspar's big head on the top of the puppy pile!


Jaspar at 8.5 weeks, when he came home to live with me: